From Our Editors
Rice Garden in Mission Viejo on Muirlands Blvd is one of the more inexpensive Chinese restaurants in the area, featuring a delicious menu that won't empty the wallet. The good quality, set in a family-oriented atmosphere, will make you a regular.
There's not really a recommended attire, so feel free to dress comfortably. Also, though the prices are considered to be lower than average, you aren't going to sacrifice any quality. In fact, you should be able to enjoy a good meal for $11 or $12, and can probably get in and out for $8 if you try.
For those who are interested, the menu does feature healthy items and it's been tabbed as a nice option for both families with children and large groups. In addition to its convenient take-out menu, the restaurant even provides catering for events around town. Or, if you just want to pop in for a beverage, the restaurant does have a pretty decent selection at its bar.
A traditional Chinese restaurant with more than 15 years (and counting) of success, Rice Garden is definitely a good call. Don't worry about trying to find a spot on the street, as visitors to the restaurant do have access to a private parking lot nearby.